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Offline mz

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Re: Historic LaRC photos
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 11:57:38 am »

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Re: Historic LaRC photos
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2010, 12:40:31 pm »
Yeah, and in the same vein:

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Re: Historic LaRC photos
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2010, 01:46:40 pm »
http://crgis.ndc.nasa.gov/historic/Additional_Photos_for_12-Foot_Low_Speed_Tunnel_3#Model_.2369
http://crgis.ndc.nasa.gov/historic/File:LMAL_55147.jpg

Model#78 corresponds to the (Canadian) National Research Council NRC "Wing" experimental tailless glider designed by Hill.

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Re: Historic LaRC photos
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2010, 02:32:48 pm »
Not sure if this was there before, but a page walking through some of the testing history of the 16-Foot Transonic Tunnel can be found at http://crgis.ndc.nasa.gov/historic/1146

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Re: Historic LaRC photos
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2010, 07:11:07 pm »
I am quite remiss taking so long to recommend the following book published by Specialty Press:

Radical Wings & Wind Tunnels:  Advanced Concepts Tested at NASA Langley

Running 160 pages, many now-familiar wind tunnel model concepts are discussed in "technical snapshots", giving some badly needed context to the NASA photography.  

I was slightly disappointed that the book did not go deeper into some of the more obscure concepts, but recognize that that something along the lines of "Jane's All The Wind Tunnel Models Ever Tested at Langley" would probably have the size and cost of some of the other current Jane's Group publications!

Short take: Esoteric, but valuable for those interested in this subject.

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Re: Historic LaRC photos
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2010, 12:54:39 am »
something along the lines of "Jane's All The Wind Tunnel Models Ever Tested at Langley" would probably have the size and cost of some of the other current Jane's Group publications!

It would for sure! But a website with regular additions would more than do the trick...